bactericidal

adjective
bac·​te·​ri·​cid·​al | \ bak-ˌtir-ə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce bactericidal (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bacteriocidal \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl How to pronounce bacteriocidal (audio) \

Definition of bactericidal

: destroying bacteria

Other Words from bactericidal

bactericide \ bak-​ˈtir-​ə-​ˌsīd How to pronounce bactericide (audio) \ or less commonly bacteriocide \ bak-​ˈtir-​ē-​ə-​ˌsīd How to pronounce bacteriocide (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of bactericidal

1877, in the meaning defined above

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bactericidal

adjective
bac·​te·​ri·​cid·​al | \ bak-ˌtir-ə-ˈsīd-ᵊl How to pronounce bactericidal (audio) \
variants: also bacteriocidal \ -​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈsīd-​ How to pronounce bacteriocidal (audio) \

Medical Definition of bactericidal

: destroying bacteria

Other Words from bactericidal

bactericidally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce bactericidally (audio) \ adverb
bactericide \ -​ˈtir-​ə-​ˌsīd How to pronounce bactericide (audio) \ noun

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